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think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> was this your call? >> you know, the movie was john stockwell and one of the producers of hurt locker's call but i went out of my way as john will verify to get a republican cia operative at the highest level, a republican navy s.e.a.l. and one of the leading historians in the world not american to bet all of the things in the film. i wanted the opposition to bet it. the president comes out heroic because he makes the decision by himself. hillary clinton and panetta say go, do the raid. joe biden and gates say don't do it. the president thinks overnight this is in the movie and says, give me one hour from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. the next day and authorizes the raid. it's not political, tis historical. i would not do anything political when it comes to making one of my movies. >> john stockwell, talk about what drew you to this topic, the drama, how compelling this is as harvey says, how historic it is and all of that is evident and there are other films and books abou
on twitter. we did a post on election night of people demanding obama's assassination, which maybe somebody might say it in a bar, and now you say it, the secret service may offer you a visit. >> the learning curve or what is it they think will happen? there's a lack of filter and it extends to politics too. here's an exchange, eric for romney, tweeting david axelrod. he says, david axelrod says romney living in hash tag madman time warp, he writes back, no, when russia was our greatest foe and etch a sketch was a toy not a political strategy. this is political warfare on twitter. >> i love that. it's fun to see that play out in public in a way where we're seeing the same thing that readers are seeing and it's a fluid engagement. >> wt is the -- from different parts of view. there's a journalistic piece of this and political piece and a political polarization piece. what does it do to our politics and how -- and how polarized we've become as a country when we have this as a backdrop for conversation? >> one of the really strange things, i think you can blame it not only on twitter and cable
to get this done. there is a leadership lesson that is important now and important for president obama embarking on a second term as he seeks to be what he wanted to be, not just a president but a great president. >> absolutely. the timing of it couldn't be better. it's just coincidence that it happened to be. what the whole film is about, ach the election, before the new congress comes in, having to get something done with people who are leaving the office and coming in, and it's compromise. he's able to brill the radical faction who wants to have something much more than the 13th amendment. they want to have equality and the conservative faction not sure about this and the democrats who are against it. his leadership ability, there's a great scene, not just a scene but his actual words, i am clothed with immense power. you will get this vote. so a president is clothed to immense power if they've used leadership skills to make it happen. >> we'll be back with doris concerns goodwin after this. oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes
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